What does one put on a private jumbo jet?

The world’s first privately-owned Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental has been delivered to one well-heeled buyer, airplane manufacturer Boeing announced this week. The 747-8, a ‘stretched’ version of the classic jumbo jet, normally seats 467 passengers across its two decks, but the delivery made this week is likely to carry considerably fewer. Instead, the undisclosed VIP customer … Continued

PrivateJet.com domain sells for $30 million

Nations Luxury Transportation, LLC, has agreed to acquire the domain name PrivateJet.com from Don’t Look Media Group for $30.18 million in cash and stock. Nations Luxury Transportation’s goal is to deliver the most efficient platform to facilitate worldwide chartering, aircraft acquisitions, and the selling of private jets. By the end of 2012, it is expected … Continued

Embraer presents jet to envoy Jackie Chan

Brazil’s leading planemaker Embraer is eyeing the large Chinese market, and on Friday presented a Legacy 650 executive jet to martial arts star Jackie Chan to help build its brand there. Embraer said that Chan would help the company promote “its entire line of executive aircraft, not only in the rapidly growing greater China market, … Continued

Cessna Citation M2 business jet

In late September, Cessna introduced the Citation M2, a light business jet that fills the gap between the Mustang entry-level jet and the Citation CJ family. The new design has been in development for three years and it’s slated to fly during the first half of 2012. With room for two crew and six passengers, … Continued

Dassault Falcon 2000S

Dassault has unveiled the Falcon 2000S with the goal of creating a full-size Falcon with a midsize price ideally suited for an eight-hour flight. With a price tag of under $25 million, Dassault claims the Falcon 2000S will feature the largest cabin, longest range and best performance in its class . New inboard wing slats … Continued

The Airbus A320 Prestige by Comlux

Comlux, a charter company based in Zurich, unveiled its latest custom-fitted ultra-luxury jet, an Airbus A320 Prestige suitable for up to 19 passengers. Top-quality, exclusive materials were used throughout, with a natural color palette that echoes the sand and sky of the desert. The main room offers a VIP lounge with L shaped divan, two … Continued

Airbus to exhibit world’s largest corporate jet cabin

Airbus displayed an Airbus ACJ318, offered for VVIP charter by Comlux, at the Jet Expo in Moscow which took place 14-16 September. This Airbus ACJ318 features the comfort and practicality of home and office, plus seating for 19 passengers, which is more than traditional business jets. “Airbus corporate jets are similar in size to traditional … Continued

Retna For VistaJet

As part of a partnership between private jet charter and ownership firm VistaJet and Bombardier Aerospace, acclaimed street artist RETNA has hand-painted a unique work of art on the tail of a VistaJet Global Express XRS. The $60 million luxury aircraft, an ultra long range corporate and VIP high speed wonder, will be the new … Continued

Piaggio P180 Exhibited As Art In Milan

Renowned Italian sculptor, painter and printmaker Mimmo Paladino has become perhaps the first to turn a private jet into a work of art with the installation of a painted Piaggio P.180 Avanti II aircraft at the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II in Milan. Dubbed the “Cacciatore di Stelle” (Star Hunter), Paladino’s plane will be on display … Continued

New Airbus cabin targets Asian corporate jet market

A new cabin concept called Phoenix, featuring a colour-scheme and layout designed to appeal to Asian tastes, is being offered to Airbus Corporate Jet customers. The main cabin features seating for six people around a large circular-table – the focus of family life in many Asian cultures – which facilitates work-related discussions and dining. Airbus … Continued

HRV To Fly In 250 Business Elites On Private Jets

Organisers of the second edition of Hainan Rendez-Vous, Asia’s first and only private aviation lifestyle exhibition, announced today that some 250 of the region’s business elites will be flown by private jet to their April 1-4 show in Hainan, a tropical island that is fast developing into China’s version of the French Riviera. Showcasing the … Continued

Private jet makers target India’s super-rich

The growing list of billionaires in India is an enticing prospect for executive jet makers seeking to recover from a slump in demand caused by the financial crisis. Prominent among exhibitors at the ongoing Aero India 2011 air show in Bangalore were manufacturers such as US-based Gulfstream and Brazil’s Embraer — both hoping to seduce … Continued

The certified HondaJet aircraft takes its first flight

Honda Aircraft has successfully completed the first flight of its FAA-conforming HondaJet advanced light business jet. The HondaJet took off from the Piedmont Triad International Airport in Greensboro, North Caroline on 20 December and flew for 51 minutes. While Honda enters the flight test program with the HondaJet, its aircraft production facility on its Greensboro … Continued

China opens skies to private air transport

After years of waiting for China to lift heavy restrictions on airspace, wealthy travellers and aircraft manufacturers have reason to celebrate — the country’s skies are opening up to private flights. The makers of helicopters and small business jets are predicting a major bump in sales — France’s Dassault Falcon just moved its Asia office … Continued

CitationAir by Cessna rolls out Jet Access program

Fractional jet operator CitationAir by Cessna has launched a new initiative called Jet Access, which allows customers to fly without buying a share of an aircraft. Customers can fly on the company’s fleet of Citation XLS or Sovereign aircraft. The program allows customers with a 50 hours annual commitment all the benefits of fractional ownership, … Continued